Wayne Township Council approves changes to alter traffic at dangerous intersection

Officials say that there have been 40 crashes at this intersection over the past five years – three of which have been deadly.

Matt Trapani and Naomi Yané

Apr 3, 2024, 9:48 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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The Wayne Township Council approved changes to alter the traffic pattern at a dangerous intersection.
The intersection is located at Armstrong Avenue and Hamburg Turnpike. Officials say that there have been 40 crashes at this intersection over the past five years – three of which have been deadly.
Two men were killed in December 2020 when their cars crashed head-on at the intersection. Five years earlier, in June of 2015, a 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed when a driver attempted a left turn onto Armstrong Avenue. As it stands, drivers are able to make a left turn at the intersection. The ordinance will change the traffic pattern to where only right turns can be made from Armstrong Avenue.
“This will pretty much eliminate all the accidents that are occurring at that intersection,” said Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano.
Town residents tell News 12 that motorists often use that intersection as a shortcut. Those who spoke during the public portion of Wednesday’s meeting said they want to see more done.
“I would suggest that you just close that exit from Armstrong onto Hamburg, just close it. Eliminate the right-hand turn,” one resident suggested.
The change at the intersection is expected to go into effect in about a month. However, with the suggested changes from residents during the meeting, the council could revisit more changes to the intersection in the future.


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